Behind every movie is a great story

It is amazing how many popular movies start out as books.  The display at the downtown campus highlights the books and their cinematic versions that are owned by J. Sargeant Reynolds downtown library.  A list of movies based on books is the background for the display.  Please stop by any of the JSRCC libraries to rent either the book or the movie or maybe even both!  See if you can spot the differences between the original story and the movie.

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Caution! Banned Books

banned0721.jpgIn recognition of Banned Books Week, we have put up this display at the Downtown Campus Library. These books have not been banned at the JSRCC libraries. Celebrate your freedom to read by checking one out from the library.

Here is a list of the books that are in the display. They will be available for checkout in January. In the meantime, many of them can be found at the Parham Campus Library.

Here are some websites that give reasons for titles being challenged or banned.
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/reasonsbanned.htm
http://title.forbiddenlibrary.com/
http://www.godless.org/hasd/Banned.html
http://www.alibris.com/articles_features/features/banned/banned.cfm
http://www.highlands.edu/academics/library/banned/books.htm

 

 

Construction in the Downtown Library

For the next month, half of the Downtown Campus Library will be closed. Pardon our messThis means reference books and books with call numbers between A – P are inaccessible.

This is rather distressing for all of us – faculty, staff and students. However, patrons can still request books from the Parham and Western Campus libraries. You can also use our Interlibrary Loan services to borrow books from any library in the country.

Faculty may want to let students know that these options are available. They can also warn their students that toward the end of June the other side of the library will be closed; all nursing, science, and cooking books (call numbers Q-Z) will be off limits.

During all phases of the construction, patrons will have access to the databases and electronic books in our catalog.